I want the job to stop with the top. :roll: But--I can't get the last three tops to the quilter's without backs, and since it was a summer goal (two tops short of that!) and school starts 9/09/09...(I've already put in 32 hours getting my classroom ready--and have two full teacher days before students arrive...)..I needed to keep moving.
So, after trying numerous ideas for the floral log cabin, I just bought a 108" back... it was the only choice with flowers, but I think it works. Pink and purple are not my favorite colors, but I'm going to put this one up for sale. I'll make more. :wink:
For the Black and White Splash, I pieced some fabrics together I can't figure out how to use anywhere else. :roll: The center is all one piece--I have plenty of other black and white fabrics. The batik ginkgo leaves is very bright--and doesn't match any of my other batiks, and the blue is bright but I don't like the look of the fabric close up--the design makes it look more like rubber than nature. :wink:
And I was going to use the trees for Walk Through the Park...but I think I want that for part of the Kayaking on the Lake top, so I fumbled through my fallish stash and found some of these. The small fall leaves was found in the fabric shop yesterday--buy one yard, get one free!! The small piece is one I just got from Connecting Threads. The pinecones is nice--but I've had it for years and haven't used it yet...
Close up of fabrics
And..I've noticed when I'm stressed out, buying fabrics sooths me. :wink: And since my classroom moved and it's taken SO long to get it close to being ready... the stress, and the fabric stash are both growing. Bought these yesterday...
Batiks for Kayaking on the Lake...
This one is my favorite
Cool waves in this one--or maybe they're ripples from the paddle. :lol:
And this piece was sitting on a sale pile just calling to me--I love it!!
Connecting Threads stuff. It's good quality, but they are all solid on the back--kind of different.
And there are several pieces arriving any day from ebay... :oops: I'm, ah, feeling much better now. :wink:
So--what do you all do for backs? Do you tend to piece them, or head for the extra wide fabrics?
I'm headed to cut up those new batiks...and to call my quilter. :D